2020 season of sailing regattas launched with awards evening

Janet Grosvenor from Rolex

News of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's latest Lifetime Achievement Award and a roundup of upcoming regattas

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:14am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes confirmed for start of 2021 and 2023 Rolex Fastnet Race

Left to right - Benoît Arrive, Mayor of Cherbourg-en-Contentin, Marc Lefevre, Chairman of County Council of Manche, Steven Anderson, RORC Commodore, Jean-Louis Valentin, Chairman of Urban Community of Cotentin, Isabelle Vandenberghe, Elected Member of Regional Council of Normandy, Geneviève Gosselin-Fleury, Chairman Tourism of Cotentin, Eddie Warden Owen (RORC CEO)

The Rolex Fastnet Race will finish in Cherbourg in 2021 and 2023, both starting from Cowes

Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 6:00pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Despite some challenging weather Cowes, enjoyed another successful regatta

Cowes week winners

Suzanne and Alan share this annual roundup of activities and events held during Cowes Week.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 10:00am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with one comment

Lots to see and do shoreside at Cowes Week

red arrows and yacht masts

There are a huge number of things to see and do for all the family at the 2019 Cowes Week.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 9:58am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Records broken during Rolex Fastnet Race at weekend

Fastnet Race winners EDR

Overall winner of the Rolex Fastnet Cup will be decided in the next few days when handicaps are calculated, and the remaining yachts have completed their 605nm race.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 8:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

400+ boats to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race this week

Fastnet Race start line in Cowes with many yachts on the water

Started in 1925 with seven yachts setting sail from Ryde to the Fastnet Rock then on to Plymouth the Rolex Fastnet Race now attracts over 3,000 competitors in the 400-boat fleet. Watch the start this Saturday.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 3:09pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with one comment

Last yachts pass the Transatlantic Race 2019 finish line

carina arriving in cowes by suzanne whitewood

Suzanne and Alan share an update on the 2019 Transatlantic Race.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:14pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

First yachts pass Cowes finish line in Transatlantic Race

Transatlantic Race 2019 Newport, RI USA to Cowes, Isle of Wight UK. Scallywag takes line honours in Cowes Isle of Wight.

Suzanne and Alan share this latest news from the 2019 Transatlantic Race which saw yachts arriving in Cowes over the weekend.

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 8:51am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Islander Jo Richards wins top prize in Round the Island Race (and record for most cups of tea)

Jo Richards (centre) with Brian Thompson (R)

As well as winning the Gold Roman Bowl, Eeyore skipper, Jo Richards, believed he had broken his own record for the most cups of tea whilst going round the Island.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 8:49am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Transatlantic Yachts to set off from Newport, USA for Cowes this week

Wizard David and Peter Askew

The transatlantic boats will be racing from Newport to Cowes, but that's Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 5:30pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Isle of Wight heroes recognised in Community Action Awards

Community Action award winners

Congratulations to all those recognised in the 2019 Community Action Awards.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 3:34pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Boats descend on Cowes for the RORC Easter Challenge

Fastnet race - suzanne whitewood

There'll be a fantastic collection of boats in Cowes this bank holiday weekend as they gather for the RORC Easter Challenge.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:05am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood